Pear

18/Description

About

Pear is a tree. Pears, the fruit, are used to make medicine.

People use pears for mild digestion problems, diarrhea, severe diarrhea (cholera), colic, constipation, fluid retention, and nausea. They also use pears for a hardened liver (liver sclerosis), spasms, tumors, and fever.

Some people apply pears directly to the skin as a drying agent.

In foods, pears are eaten as fresh or preserved fruit, and used in cooking.

How it works

Pear fruit contains a substance called pectin, which might help reduce diarrhea.

Effectiveness

Not Proven
Digestion problems
Colic
Diarrhea
Nausea
Liver disorders
Spasms
Tumors
Fevers
Constipation
Fluid retention
Other conditions

Concerns

Pears are safe for most people when eaten in normal food amounts. But, there isn't enough information to know if pears are safe when used as medicine or what the possible side effects might be.

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Warnings

Pregnancy and breast-feeding: Pears are safe in amounts found in food, but there's not enough information to know if they are safe in the larger amounts that are used as medicine. Stick with food amounts if you arepregnantorbreast-feeding.Dosing considerations for Pear.

Interactions

No information available.

The information provided on this page is for reference purposes and is not meant to be used as a medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always consult with a medical professional.